This easy-to-read summary highlights findings that answer these questions: (1) What are the biggest nutrition and wellness challenges for child care? (2) What do providers need to overcome these challenges? (3) What are the best ways for providers to receive training and resources?
Along with providing healthy meals to children, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a great opportunity for nutrition education. By combining nutrition education into your summer site you can provide children and families with useful information on how to make healthy choices, offer engaging and fun activities, create opportunities to engage the community and help children develop lifelong healthy eating habits.
This educational storybook, available in English and in Spanish, was developed to introduce MyPlate to young children. Parents or caregivers read the book to children and encourage them to try foods from each food group by eating just two bites, just like the characters in the story.
Maximizing the Message presents a set of 16 audience-tested nutrition education messages, supporting content (such as tips and recipes), and implementation guidance describing how to use the messages in Federal nutrition assistance programs.